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Battling The Bulge On A Budget

4 large green peppers

5/8 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 1/2 cups cooked rice

1/2 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 11-ounce can Mexican-style corn, drained

1/2 medium onion, chopped

1/2 4-ounce can chopped green chiles

1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1 ounce jalapeño peppers (optional)

Jalapeño pepper slices, for garnish


Cut a thin slice from stem end of each pepper; remove seeds and membranes; rinse. Cook peppers 5 minutes in enough boiling water to cover; drain. Season inside of peppers with 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper; set aside. Combine rice, beans, corn, onion, walnuts, chiles, liquid smoke, cumin and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spoon 1 cup rice mixture into each pepper; stand upright in 13 × 9-inch baking pan. Cover pan with foil; bake at 350 degrees 20 minutes. Remove cover…

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About Amy

Recently I came to an ugly realization–I am middle aged. I didn’t really think so but then I doubled my age and thought, “Hmmmm…some of people don’t live to that age. I must be middle age.” This epiphany came in the third quarter of my 39th year. So I am surviving middle age…it’s scary.

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